Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

Toms of Maine

Tom Turkeys, Laudholm Farms, Wells Maine

When I found this rafter (flock) of Wild Turkeys across from the Trust building at Laudholm Farms, I assumed they were all hens, as I have never seen a large group of anything but hens in Maine. However, looking at the photos this morning for this post I realized that they were, in fact, all males, mostly mature Toms, and a few young Toms, or Jakes among them. I would not have believed that there were this many Toms in all of York County, let along all together in one field at Laudholm Farms. If there are this many Toms (there were 20 or more in the rafter), then that must mean that there are literally hundreds of hens somewhere in the woods around us. That is a good thing I think. In the photo above there are three birds. Note the one looking over the back of the bird in the foreground. Such a look! 🙂 Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. 1/500th @ f4 @ ISO 250. Processed in Polarr. The title, of course, is a play on the name of a famous toothpaste and deodorant company founded right here in Kennebunk Maine.